Global Patent Index - EP 1309903 A2

EP 1309903 A2 20030514 - FOOT-OPERATED POSITIONAL CONTROL FOR A COMPUTER

Title (en)

FOOT-OPERATED POSITIONAL CONTROL FOR A COMPUTER

Title (de)

FUSSBETRIEBENE POSITIONSKONTROLLE FÜR EIN RECHNER

Title (fr)

COMMANDE DE POSITION A PIED POUR ORDINATEUR

Publication

EP 1309903 A2 20030514 (EN)

Application

EP 01955458 A 20010810

Priority

  • GB 0103599 W 20010810
  • GB 0019685 A 20000811

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0214970A2] The present invention provides a foot-operable computer input control device that enables a computer user to utilise their feet to control or interact with a computer game or software application. The device includes at least two bi-directional roller elements (22, 25) each providing a surface on which the user's foot can be placed. Linking means e.g. a mechanical clutch (23) is provided to transfer rotational motion of one roller element to another roller element thereby creating a variable dynamic linkage. The rotational motion of the roller elements is detected by detection means (29) such as an optical encoder and this results in the generation and sending of an output signal from signal output means to a computer input.

IPC 1-7

G05G 1/00

IPC 8 full level

G05G 1/14 (2006.01); G05G 1/30 (2008.04); G05G 1/42 (2008.04); G06F 3/033 (2006.01); A63B 22/02 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP US)

A63B 22/0292 (2015.10 - EP US); G05G 1/30 (2013.01 - EP US); G05G 1/42 (2013.01 - EP US); G06F 3/0334 (2013.01 - EP US)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0214970A2

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 0214970 A2 20020221; WO 0214970 A3 20021024; AU 7762201 A 20020225; EP 1309903 A2 20030514; GB 0019685 D0 20000927; GB 0119554 D0 20011003; GB 2365951 A 20020227; GB 2365951 B 20020807; US 2003128186 A1 20030710

DOCDB simple family (application)

GB 0103599 W 20010810; AU 7762201 A 20010810; EP 01955458 A 20010810; GB 0019685 A 20000811; GB 0119554 A 20010810; US 36405703 A 20030211